bay or flats boats
Designed specifically to run in the “flats”, those shallow coastal waters where saltwater species like tarpon, redfish and bonefish thrive, flats boats often work in waters less than two feet in depth. Anglers enjoy a wide-open platform at the front of the boat, or “bow”, to cast their line. Elevated platforms at the back of the boat, or “aft”, allow occupants to move the boat through shallows with a long pole, watching for fish below the surface. Bay boats are similar in concept, just with deeper bottoms, or “hulls”, and slightly higher sides to provide a smoother, safer ride in rougher coastal waters. Both types of boats typically feature one or more livewells, used primarily to keep live bait. Both also may feature a “jack plate,” a movable engine mount that can raise the engine vertically to allow the boat to continue running in shallow water.
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- freshwater fishing
- saltwater fishing
- 5 Max
- 17 - 25 ft
- outboard engine
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